Notes on a Scandal

Notes on a Scandal

Notes on a Scandal

  She has something of a fairy in itself, by an ethereal spirit, when they first enter the yard of their new workplace. The new art teacher Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) is a thoroughly charming woman who – according to age and hormonal predisposition – the testosteronprallen lout from the tenth grade as rapt as their elderly and lone colleague Barbara Covett (Judi Dench). Fast friends, the two women together, for Sheba however, it is more a social obligation and a desire to quickly find a connection to the new school, but Barbara wants more. Sheba’s family, and she gets to know himself up into the delusion that one day your gentle fairy will leave to respond to the not very attractive and ossified history teacher one like relationship whatsoever. But the blond angel is a fickle and not very stable system, which also developed a fatal weakness for their barely 15-year-old student Steven (Andrew Simpson). Instead of harmony with Barbara drinking tea and exchanging verhuschte TLC, it is thirsty in their marriage with a much older man Sheba rather frustrating for sexual gratification from their proteges. Discovered in the moment in which the doings of their esteemed colleague, Barbara, she sees the chance to come to force the affection of Sheba, and she’s determined to play their cards cold. And when the beloved no longer play along, the lonely lady hesitated a moment, to blow the whistle on the scandal …

Notes on a Scandal / Notes on a Scandal is a hateful little psycho-thriller, which is (almost) without any understanding of violence to bind itself by the psychology of the characters and the way the story of the first to the last minute. The only shortcoming of the plays staged brilliantly and accurately psychodrama is that the stumbling block that Sheba’s affair with the 15-year-old boy behind the animosities and the monstrous famously Leading Judi Dench in danger of disappearing. Their scathing comments about their environment, their colleagues and all that is happening around them, run like a thread throughout the film, it is the diary of a bitter, old and tough woman, a modern witch between sheer viciousness and naked despair from having to spend the rest of their lives in barren solitude. It sometimes threatens to be forgotten that the real blunder was committed precisely by those wonderful fairy who bewitched with dreamy eyes and casual gestures of all the world and ensures that everyone falls in love with her. And perhaps that fact makes the hatred of the old man explained to the boy – as a disadvantaged women’s envy of a flighty fairy who could have all the love in the world and which is still in love with a young and immature schoolboys.

It may be that it does not please some of the viewers who come disgusting little details and hidden passions of the liberal middle class here for discussion at the screen, but do this movie filled with viciousness and vicious eloquence carried forward bitterness about the miseries of life and the ( not fail to un-) deceptions of love, Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench in particular make a scandal Diary / Notes on a Scandal to an event. Richard Eyres film is a moving psychological drama show in which Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett once again that they are among the best actresses of our time. Cinema that gets under your skin.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: Notes on a Scandal Original Title: Notes on a Scandal Country of production: United Kingdom Year of production: 2006 Length: ( #) 92 (Min) of material: Twentieth Century Fox

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